Father arrested for selling day-old son for N350,000

8 years ago by: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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-- (m) at 23-05-2012 04:03PM

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     Shock and disbelieve could best describe the expression on the faces of residents of Alagbado area of Lagos State last week, following the arrest and startling discovery that one of their neighbors, Mr Abraham Olaniyan, sold his day-old baby to an Anambra  State business woman for  N350,000.

Before the arrest, sympathizers and close relatives of the Olaniyans had thronged their apartment to console them on the death of their baby.

Report said the suspect’s wife , Mrs Nkechi Olaniyan was pregnant for the fifth child. But the family, as gathered, had been going through financial difficulty which led to the suspect’s inability to care for his immediate family.  On the day of delivery, the suspect, a bricklayer, reportedly took his wife to  a private hospital around Alagbado where she was delivered of a baby boy.

Crime Alert learnt that trouble started Mrs. Olaniyan regained consciousness, an hour after the delivery, and she was informed that her baby had died.   She reportedly demanded severally to see the remains of her baby, only to be told that he had been buried already.



Suspecting a foul play, she reportedly contacted the police and expressed fears that  the purported story of her dead child was shrouded in unfathomable circumstance.  The Police immediately arrested the husband, a development that initially  sparked up reactions from different quarters.

But preliminary investigation, according to Police sources, revealed that the 26-year-old father allegedly connived with some medical staff  to sell the baby, following his inability to cater for him and his siblings. According to the sources,“ we arrested the man based on his wife’s disclosure that he had one time threatened to sell one of their children.

She said when she was pregnant, her husband asked her to terminate the pregnancy because of their financial state but claimed she refused. So, after she regained consciousness and was told the baby had died, she insisted on seeing the corpse and when they did  not, she concluded her husband could have made do his treat.

“ At first , her husband denied . But he later confessed that he sold the baby for N350,000 to a woman in Anambra State who had been been looking for the fruit of the womb for fifteen years. His confessional statement led to the arrest of the doctor of the hospital and two nurses, who during interrogation, told us  the man gave them his consent and that the woman was aware of the whole plan”

Investigation, as gathered, further revealed that the woman was anesthetized immediately she put to bed, apparently to prevent her from knowing when the illicit transaction would take place.

On how the business woman was arrested in far away Anambra, police sources said, “ she was called on the phone by Abraham who said he wanted to see her. A place was booked for the meeting and when she showed up, we arrested her.”

Meanwhile , back in Onitsha , the apartment of the business woman simply identified as Rachael was agog with celebration. One of her relatives was already in her house to help her massage her body and also bath the child. The joy between her and her husband over the arrival of their baby knew no bounds , owing to the several years of waiting for a child of their own. It could however not be ascertained whether she revealed the source of the baby’s arrival to her husband.

But their joy was short lived following her arrest two weeks after the purported arrival of their long awaited baby .


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-- Treasure2 (f) at 23-05-2012 04:12PM
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But she can adopt a child from a motherless babies home than getting her self and the entire family into this mess. What does this beast of a husband think of himself?
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-- Idbabe (f) at 23-05-2012 04:13PM
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Poster oooooooooooooo, na so u big wen u bin dey one day old?  But come oo y d pikin sef tear eye like dis, na witch?  Justing asking .
Report said the suspect’s wife , Mrs Nkechi Olaniyan was pregnant for the fifth child. But the family, as gathered, had been going through financial difficulty which led to the suspect’s inability to care for his immediate family   When he knows his financial status, dem no fit hold body or do family planning, does poverty means lack of sense?  5 kids, na for sale? mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew
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-- Idbabe (f) at 23-05-2012 04:15PM
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Quote from: Idbabe on 23-05-2012 04:13PM
Poster oooooooooooooo, na so u big wen u bin dey one day old?  But come oo y d pikin sef tear eye like dis, na witch?  Justing asking .
Report said the suspect’s wife , Mrs Nkechi Olaniyan was pregnant for the fifth child. But the family, as gathered, had been going through financial difficulty which led to the suspect’s inability to care for his immediate family [/font[/color]]   When he knows his financial status, dem no fit hold body or do family planning, does poverty means lack of sense?  5 kids, na for sale? mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew
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-- verah (f) at 23-05-2012 04:50PM
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin see poverty at its peak..... pikin wey person carry for belle for nine month na him one yeye papa dey sell 350k.... poverty is really a deadlious disease

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-- redrozino (f) at 23-05-2012 04:59PM
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Quote from: Idbabe on 23-05-2012 04:13PM
Poster oooooooooooooo, na so u big wen u bin dey one day old?  But come oo y d pikin sef tear eye like dis, na witch?  Justing asking .
Report said the suspect’s wife , Mrs Nkechi Olaniyan was pregnant for the fifth child. But the family, as gathered, had been going through financial difficulty which led to the suspect’s inability to care for his immediate family   When he knows his financial status, dem no fit hold body or do family planning, does poverty means lack of sense?  5 kids, na for sale? mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Grin Grin Grin
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-- lanudja (f) at 23-05-2012 05:22PM
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Na wa ooo.... Ppl in need of children shld be advice on IVF if they dnt want adoption. What a shame & sad news to d already rejoiced family... See what poverty can cause. The husband shld be punish.
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-- Bettygirls (f) at 23-05-2012 05:25PM
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i tell u Verah poverty is such a disease, some men are so heartless. that man is such a  beast
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-- engrtope (m) at 23-05-2012 05:40PM
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Chai,see wahala
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-- Ifemylove (f) at 23-05-2012 05:52PM
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heartless man. if only he knows what women are going through before having a child...
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-- Favuk (f) at 23-05-2012 06:11PM
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Wonders shall never end!
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-- interpo77 (m) at 23-05-2012 06:28PM
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is the couple planned it together? the man must face the tragedy of his actions
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-- Sophyrocks (f) at 23-05-2012 06:28PM
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Love of money,Root of evil.and dose determined 2 get rich stab demselvs wit many pains.

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-- zoe61 (f) at 23-05-2012 08:07PM
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wahala dey ooh
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-- Solidstonez (f) at 23-05-2012 08:13PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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-- Solidstonez (f) at 23-05-2012 08:14PM
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Quote from: Treasure2 on 23-05-2012 04:12PM
But she can adopt a child from a motherless babies home than getting her self and the entire family into this mess. What does this beast of a husband think of himself?
true

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-- vicklove (f) at 23-05-2012 08:18PM
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I FELT FOR THE BARREN WOMAN BUT PRAY THAT SOONEST GOD WOULD BLESS HER WITH HER OWN BABY.
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-- toibeli (m) at 23-05-2012 08:36PM
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As bad as it looks for this man, that's what poverty can do to someone.
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-- toibeli (m) at 23-05-2012 08:37PM
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Dis pikin eye big oooooo Grin
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-- Ericsdm55 (m) at 23-05-2012 10:10PM
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This is a clear indication to the Govt dat things r nt finacially well wit majority in Nigeria. So, instead of arresting n prosecution, it wil be wise to find means of alleviating poverty.
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